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Brain-Boosting Foods to Keep You Going

August 17, 2021

Distractions are everywhere. Distractions at work, at home, or both can eat into productive time, causing work to be delayed or deadlines to be missed. It is not unusual for slight hunger pangs to distract us from our work. These can be easily squelched with simple brain-boosting foods! 

Here is what we recommend:

Simple Fruits

Small, easily eatable fruits like apples and blueberries are fantastic snack foods. Blueberries, for example, have been shown to improve memory and cognitive function. Apple peels contain quercetin, which when ingested in moderation can aid in the prevention of heart disease. 

Despite being a complex fruit, avocados are a great source of nutrients and they contain healthy fats that help with your brain. Put a spread on your sandwich, or even better, a single slice of toast. 

Various Vegetables 

For a boost in energy, vegetables are perfect for just about any snack or meal. The antioxidants found in spinach and kale are thought to improve verbal fluency and memory, and they combine well with meat, berries, nuts, and other salad ingredients. 

Broccoli is a great snack for Vitamin K which is beneficial for your cognitive function.

Are you craving salt? To satisfy that urge while limiting the amount of counterproductive nutrients entering your body, grab a handful of sunflower seeds. Sunflower seeds contain Vitamin E, which improves memory. 

Meats

In salmon, you can find a lot of the same omega-3 fats found in avocados. Memory retention and storage are greatly improved by omega-3 fats. Unlike other healthy fats, omega-3s are not produced by the body. Omega-3-rich foods like salmon and other fish are perfect for filling up your daily intake. 

Chicken and turkey are great sources of L-tyrosine, which is linked to the production of dopamine, which aids your memory and alertness. 

Best of the Rest

Alongside our specific examples, here are a few other snacks for cognitive assistance: 

  • Chickpeas
  • Tomatoes
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Nuts
  • Beets
  • Rosemary
  • Quinoa
  • Coffee

While the list could go on, we hope that by taking into consideration our examples, you’ll be on a better path for snacking while working. 

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